McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

One Day: 2 Talks

  • Seminar Information


Monday, October 17, 2016


4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


MDCL 3020


  • Dr. Irwin Arias, Professor Emeritus, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda; Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hepatocyte Polarity: Neglected, Complex, Critical and Role in Diseases

Learning Objectives:

  • How is the unique epithelial polarity created and maintained in hepatocytes?
  • The dire consequences of polarity loss in inheritable and acquired diseases
  • Describe the two types of polarity: structural and functional
  • The linkage between polarity, mitochondrial dynamics, energy metabolism and bile acids

Building a Bridge Between Advances in Basic Science and Medicine

Learning Objectives:

  • How did the gap between basic science and medicine begin … and what lessons can be learned?
  • Despite increased funding for basic science, why does the gap increase?
  • What are the challenges for medical practice regarding rapid and sustained advances in basic science?
  • Why is the Brooklyn Bridge important?

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

Video with Dr. Eric Brown